My husband and I used to enjoy Chinese take out food especially chicken, broccoli and rice is one of our favorites. But lately we been making it at home with some pre-cooked fajita chicken strips and you would not believe how fast and easy it is to cook. I love it because it takes only a matter of ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes to make. Wow you cannot beat that. It’s a good weekday meal or for when unexpected guests stop in for a quick meal.
I have to admit that once you make this at home you’ll never want to go back to take out. It is so delicious and fresh tasting. I think the fresh garlic that’s been soaked in olive oil and the red pepper flakes is what gives it such an amazing taste. (ok I’m kinda partial when it comes to anything hot! LOL!)
Chinese/Asian Style Chicken Broccoli and Rice Recipe
1 large package of frozen pre-cooked Grilled (Fajita) Chicken Strips
3-4 cups of frozen Broccoli Florets
2 cups of Basmati Rice (cooked) or White Rice
2-3 tablespoons of Spelt Flour or All Purpose White flour
3-4 tablespoons of Kikoman Teriyaki Sauce
3-4 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
3-4 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
½ cup to 1 cup Water
1 tablespoon of Lawry’s Season Salt
2-3 tablespoons of chopped fresh garlic (pre-chopped and pre-soaked in olive oil)
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon of Onion Powder
1 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
¼ teaspoon of Ginger Powder (optional)
½ cup of Avocado Oil
1 large skillet or Wok
1. Pour avocado oil into skillet and add the chicken strips and broccoli florets, on medium to high heat, stir and allow to cook at least two (2) to three (3) minutes.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except the water and flour) and stir frequently and allow to cook for two (2) to three (3) more minutes.
3. Sprinkle the flour over top the broccoli and chicken and stir in until the flour is dissolved then add in the water to make a thick gravy. Keep stirring mixture until flour and water is mixed in well and a thick brown gravy starts to form. (You may add a little more water to make the gravy less thick if you like.)
4. Turn down heat to low and allow it to simmer for ten (10) more minutes. But not longer then that or else the broccoli will not retain its crunch.
5. Turn off heat and serve over hot Basmati rice or white rice.
*This can be made with frozen precooked beef strips or precooked pepper steak. And instead of rice, noodles can be used just as well.*
I hope you enjoy this meal as much as we do!